Monday, September 29, 2014

September 26 - Central Park

Quite a change from the previous day's soggy birding in Central Park. Friday was a beautiful fall morning. I was in the park for four hours, from 7:00 - 11:00 am. For the first two hours I was with George McCoy, a birder visiting from South Carolina, then at 9:00 we met the regular Friday AMNH bird walk group for the scheduled Friday walk. Below are the lists of birds encountered during the morning. The first list is for the AMNH 9 - 11 walk. Following that is a list of a few additional species George and I saw on our earlier walk.

Canada Goose
Cooper's Hawk (1, over Maintenance Meadow)
Red-tailed Hawk (3, probable migrants seen from near the Belvedere)
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2, coming to the Jewelweed by the Oven)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Blue Jay
American Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

While there were a number of birds seen on the 9 - 11 walk that George and I did not see during our 7 - 9 walk, there were also a few birds we only saw during our earlier walk. They were:

Eastern Phoebe
Red-eyed Vireo
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Brown Thrasher
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Strawberry Fields)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Strawberry Fields)
Palm Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager (Strawberry Fields)
Eastern Towhee
Swamp Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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